9 Robert Hughes, The Art of Australia, rev. edn, Penguin Books Ltd, Harmondsworth, UK, 1970, p. 50. Later (p. 194), when discussing the work of artist Russell Drysdale, Hughes asserts that the paintings the Sydney Morning Herald commissioned the artist to paint in order to illustrate its coverage of the 1944 drought made Drysdale's name as an artist. In this case it seems a drought contributed directly to art history.
13 NAA: A1336, 292, Robbery Under Arms or Starlight, the Claude Duval of Australia, copyright application; and A1336, 304, Robbery Under Arms or Starlight, the Claude Duval of Australia, performing right application and letter from MacMahon's solicitor, Neville W Montagu, 1 November 1907.
16 For example, see NAA: A1786, 1374, Postcard, Chung Ling Soo, Magician, Chung Ling Soo, 1909. This registration includes a power-of-attorney from Chung Ling Soo to his accountant. It is written on highly decorated letterhead that bears the performer's portrait. See also A1861, 1375, Postcard. Chung Ling Soo and Company, Chung Ling Soo, 1909 (item includes a photograph of the troupe); and A1721, 6, Photographic Copy of Plaster Bust of Sir John Forrest by Pietro Porcelli, A Pickering, 1898.
17 NAA: A1786, 8863B, Alexandra Theatre poster, 12 February 1898, exhibit. Anyone fortunate enough to see the ill-fated 1997 production Black Mary, with its horses and sandy hills, was treated to some small sense of what it must have been like to sit in a nineteenth-century theatre and be enthralled by the great spectacle scenes of those melodramas. Black Mary was a Company B Belvoir production in the Festival of the Dreaming. Written by Julie Janson, it tells the story of Maryanne Ward who was the bushranger Captain Thunderbolt's Indigenous wife. The play opened on 16 September 1997, but the season was forced to close early because the theatre seating collapsed, echoing, fortunately less disastrously, the usually firey calamaties that befell some colonial theatres and productions.
19 NAA: A1336, 776, Map Numbered 54 Exhibiting the topography of portion of the metropolitan drainage area (which embraces the city of Hobart and portion of the town of New Town) the boundaries of the various lands therein and the buildings and fences erected on such lands, the Metropolitan Drainage Board, exhibit copy, 1908.
22 NAA: A1336, 34054, Forty Thousand Horsemen, exhibit, 1940; A1336, 24604, The Chauvel School of Scenario Writing, 1933; and A1336, 24605, The Chauvel Course of Scenario Writing in 7 Lessons, 1933–34.
27 NAA: A1336, 578, Fowlers Pottery, Jane, Edith, Robert and Enoch Fowler, trading together as R Fowler, 1908; and
A1336, 11016, Fowler's Method of Bottling Fruits and Vegetables, Joseph Fowler, 1923.
33 For example, NAA: A1861, 7769, Lamb's Head on Map of Australia, exhibit item. This 1958 registration by agronomist Robert Franklyn Komoll was possibly not the success the applicant hoped. Intended as an aid to lamb marketing, the sketched head unfortunately looks rather more like that scourge of the Australian landscape, the rabbit.
37 NAA: A1336, 3648, The Heel-less War Sock, registered by Bessie Favenc, 1914. See also A1336, 3738, The Interpreter, The Soldier's Friend, Alfred Amedee, 1914; and A1336, 3347, Cash's Woven Names for Marking Underwear, Socks, Blankets, registered by J and J Cash Ltd, 1914–29.
42 NAA: A1336, 3081, Broadbent's Motor Route Melbourne to Sydney and Back The Grand Overland Tour with Maps and Detailed Description of Road Mileage Hotels Garages Etc, exhibit item, George Robert Broadbent, 1913.
43 NAA: A1336, 18396, Test Match Cricket Averages, exhibit item, Eric Edward Poole, 1939; A1861, 6270, A model surf board with Crest and 'Manley, N.S.W', exhibit item, 1931; A1336, 10, How To Shoot the Breakers: By an Expert, Arthur Kingston Rosenthall, exhibit item, 1907; and A1336, 15874, How to Play Billiards, Walter Lindrum, exhibit item, 1927 (item digitised).
49 The Colony of New South Wales enacted Australia's first copyright legislation in 1852 (replaced in 1879 by other legislation), followed by Victoria (1869), South Australia (1878), Queensland (1887) and Western Australia (1895).
56 Film and video available for screening in Australia is now given a rating classification by the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC). The rating classifications indicate the suitability of the material for viewing by those under 18 years of age and provide guidelines as to the type of material likely to be encountered. It is rare, but not unheard of, for the OFLC to cut material.